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Beyond Voting: Defend the Democracy in 2018

  • MidTown Tech Hive 6815 Euclid Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44103 United States (map)


Join us at the MidTown Tech Hive Thursday, Sept. 6th 8-9:30am for an interactive panel on how to get involved this election season beyond voting. You will have the opportuinty to hear from experts in the field and recieve tangible next steps on how to get involved in local voting efforts.

Don't miss out, help us defend democracy in 2018. Breakfast & coffee are included.

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Meet the panel:

Mike Brickner, All Voting Is Local


Mike Brickner is the Ohio State Director for All Voting is Local. The ACLU of Ohio where he led the organization's policy, advocacy and legislative work. Under his leadership, the ACLU of Ohio launched successful campaigns to combat the criminalization of poverty, ensure voters had access to evening and weekend early in-person voting opportunities, and enfranchise eligible voters with criminal convictions.


Andrew Kohn, VP of Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates

Recently retired from Hyatt Legal Plans as General Counsel and Vice-President of Operations, he has developed plans to embed voter registration during hiring and at the point of service in a variety of non-profit urban organizations in Cleveland and beyond. He is Vice President of Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates, a non-partisan, non-profit that focuses on registering voters in underserved areas of Cleveland and East Cleveland, advocating for voting rights and researching voter turnout and best practices.


Devonta Dickey, Cleveland VOTES


Devonta Dickey, Advocacy and Engagement Coordinator at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, is a proud member of Cleveland VOTES, a nonpartisan initiative of Cleveland Neighborhood Progress. Cleveland VOTES strives to support and elevate strategic equitable civic engagement of nonprofit entities conducting voter and outreach in Northeast Ohio. With the support of the Gund Foundation and as a state partner of Nonprofit Votes, Cleveland VOTES strives to build an equitable democracy by increasing voter registration and turnout, support and build capacity of grant recipients, ensure that equitable civic engagement is apparent and embedded in every engagement strategy. What does it look like for our community to be civically engaged and what can we do to ensure this happens?

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